The Program in Jewish Studies congratulates its 2018 graduates, the largest graduating class of minors since the program began in 2009.
After graduation, Jewish Studies minor Michael Abrams-Dyer will take a gap year to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, a journey expected to last about five months, before attending law school to pursue a career in entertainment and sports law. Colton Cox, also this year’s recipient of the Morris and Shirley Rapoport Award in Jewish Studies, will be the assistant to Edward Djerejian, the Director of the Baker Institute in the coming year. He ultimately plans to continue his studies of Hebrew and Arabic and to pursue graduate study in law and modern Middle Eastern affairs. Sonia Hamer will be a student in the University of Houston’s MFA program for Creative Writing. Victoria Johnson will be working as a research assistant in Washington, D.C. for the next two years at the Brookings Institution, specifically within the Tax Policy Center. After that, she intends to attend graduate school for public policy or a very similar field.